Monday, February 26, 2007

Only you

In the past men wrote letters to their beloved in which they described their feelings. These days people send each other emails, but they will not do as emails are not romantic.

1. Create a website or blog
2. Devote it to your only one
3. Describe how beautiful she is, how you love her
4. If you write verses, write and post verses about your love
5. Send her a post card with the URL to the site

Monday, February 19, 2007

Wedding Invitation CDs

Usually the only gifts the guests receive on wedding are invitations. All couples want their wedding to be unforgettable in everything, starting from invitations. Hours are spent on searching the most beautiful invitation cards and calligraphically writing the invitation texts. In fact that doesn't make them unforgettable so if you don't want them to be thrown away after the wedding you should think of something more original.

1. Write down personal invitation for each guest
2. Record your invitation on CDs at a radio station
3. On the rest of CDs space record music that you have chosen for your wedding band to play
4. Print specially designed CD covers
5. Hire messenger service to deliver your wedding invitation CDs to the guests

Your guests will have no chance to forget your wedding party. Every time they play your wedding invitation CD to listen to the music, they will hear your voice and remember how good your wedding was.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Picture of life

Usually people keep pictures in albums, each on a separate page. They represent different moments of our life. What if make a collage to get a picture of somebody's life in its entirety.

1. Select pictures where the person is in different age (Ideally from childhood or babyhood).
2. Scan these pictures.
3. Use Photoshop or other programs to make a collage out of these pictures.
4. Print the collage picture and put it in a frame.

Friday, February 9, 2007

The First Painting

The gifts we get from our kids are the most valuable ones. However they are able to make some craft gifts only at a certain age when they can write, paint or do something with their own hands. We can speed it up if we help our babies a little bit.

1. Prepare all necessary stuff for painting
2. Lay a sheet of paper on the table
3. Sit at the table with your baby on your knees
4. Dip a paint-brush into the paint
5. Put the paint-brush into baby's hand
6. Let the baby make free moves across the paper
7. Change the paint color and repeat
8. Cut the best abstract from the painting
9. Buy appropriate frame for the abstract

You will start developing your baby's art skills from the very start. Maybe your treasure will become a famous artist and this first picture will cost much money.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Photo Portrait

Centuries ago there was a tradition to decorate castles' walls with portraits of family members and relatives. In our time we can't afford sitting still for hours giving an artist a chance to a portrait of our close people. Also there will be no surprise if you order a portrait drown from nature.

1. Take a good picture of the person you want to make a unique gift.
2. Find an artist who draws portraits based on photos and order a picture with the person on it.
3. Ask the artist to draw the person dressed in something form the past centuries if you want to make the gift a little bit funny.
4. Hang the picture, covered with a white fabric, in the person's apartment.
5. Gather all the guests and solemnly take the fabric off.

You will not only make a unique gift but also decorate the apartment. You can even start a new family tradition that will be taken up by the next generations.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Valentine for a Date

If you like someone but hesitate to ask her or him for a date, you can use a Valentine as a gift on Valentine's Day:

1. Buy a Valentine Card
2. Write on it something like: "I've been looking for you all my life. I'm waiting for you at restaurant 'Mozart' at 6 pm. Your Valentine"
3. Drop the Valentine to her mailbox or put it on her desk or choose any other way to deliver the message

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Valentine Business Cards

If your Valentine has business cards, you can use the following idea on Valentine's Day:

1. Order 100 business cards with design that resembles business cards of your beloved, but with a different text "Her first and last name, the Valentine of your first and last name"
2. On February, 14 replace her cards with ones you printed, so she wouldn't know about it.

She will be pleased to know why people smile when they read the cards she gave them.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Personal Calendar

Calendar holidays are the days we don't have to work on, just an occasion to get together and spend some time talking, drinking and sometimes having fun. They don't really mean much to us, and very often we don't even think what we celebrate on these days. You can turn a calendar into a very meaningful gift to your friends or relatives if you do the following:

1. Schedule all the dates that are important for your people, like birthdays, wedding days, graduating from high school or university, getting driving license, first kiss, etc.
2. Find some funny pictures that were taken at different seasons.
3. Ask a designer from a publishing company to use pictures as illustrations for each month and mark all special days you could remember as calendar holidays.

You will make a unique and at the same time practical gift. In case you make a real research in people's biography, there is a great chance you will remind them about the dates they don't remember themselves.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Handmade Dress

When we want to buy a dress as a gift for our love we usually go to the clothing store. They often sell many dresses of the same model and there is a chance she will meet someone in the same dress. It's a good idea to order the dress from a dress-designer, but the better idea is to make the dress yourself (at least some sewing).

1. Find a dress-designer who would agree to help you make a dress for her (offer extra money)
2. While shopping remark what dresses or other clothes she picks and tries on
3. If there is no chance to secretly take her measurements, take some clothes from her wardrobe
4. Use help and instructions of the dress-designer, but do yourself as much of the dress as you can
5. Make your own label or your brand logo on the dress

Clothes do not make the man, but they do make the woman. It will be the most unique dress in the world for her because it is you who have made it.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Flower Bed

Women like when men give them flowers but they don't like when flowers fade. Men could give them potted flowers but some women don't like flowers in pot. The safe strategy is to plant a bed with flowers in front of her house.

1. If you can, do it yourself, otherwise find and order florist service
2. Chose flowers to be set and the shape they should be set, ex.: in the shape of heart or words 'I love you'
3. Organize all the work for the night or early morning

It will be a really unique gift as there are no two similar beds with flowers especially if you let your fantasy play. Imagine how happy she will be when in the morning she looks at the window and sees the most beautiful gift she has ever been given.